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Mom ticketed by son for 'being on the phone most of the time'
Annoyed his mom didn't give him her full attention when on phone, this son issued his mom a ticket, demanding a large sum of money to make up for lost quality time. - photo by Payton Davis
Annoyed with the fact that screen time got in the way of quality time, a young boy issued a citation to his mother for "being on the phone most of the time" to the tune of $112,938,784,657,394,871,217.

It's a hefty fine, and according to Daily Mail, the boy's father posted the image on Reddit and Imgur, writing "Wife got served a ticket by my son" alongside it. The post was taken down but garnered 650,000 likes before.

Yahoo News UK noted the boy's sternness.

"Ticket for being on your phone most of the time and not being with me a lot," the fake citation read. "Hope you enjoy paying the fine!"

People who viewed the post on various sites found humor but also cited it as an example of technology getting in the way of important human interactions, according to Yahoo News UK.

"A mother on her phone so much that her son acknowledges it with a fake ticket ... that's actually very sad," the organization quoted one web surfer as saying.

Selena Larson wrote for The Daily Dot of the conversations the boy's citation kickstarted on site threads: Numerous people posted their "tech-addled behavior" had caused them to ignore their youngsters in a similar way.

Although funny, the post shows people's struggles to disconnect, according to The Daily Dot.

"From games that try and force us to not look at our phones for an entire dinner with friends to creepy artwork that turns mobile devices into face-sucking pieces of technology, the struggle to disconnect from smartphones and other devices is a very real, and very obvious, problem for many," the Dot's piece read.

My colleague Herb Scribner wrote on that problem "pphubbing," or "partner phone snubbing" and the way it negatively influences those pphubbed.

Scribner reported that 36.6 percent of people surveyed said they occasionally felt depressed when pphubbed.

And experts suggested people create rules of when it's OK to have phones out to avoid pphubbing others, according to Scribner.
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